Glenwood Avenue, Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut
Merritt Parkway north to exit 48; right turn onto Newtown Turnpike (that changes to Main Street once in Bridgeport); turn left onto Capitol Avenue; turn onto North Avenue; at the intersection of Chopsey Hill Road and North Avenue head straight through the intersection and onto Glenwood Avenue. In a short distance, turn left to cross over the bridge spanning the Pequonnock River to reach the parking lot.
4 tennis courts; indoor skating rink
Two signs up by the skating rink:
"Home of the Nutmeg Curling Club"
"Welcome to the Home of the Wonderland Wizards"
11/30/2005. On an overcast, but relatively warm day, Ceferino Santana, dog Sonar and I parked in the park's parking area. This is a small park, mostly for recreation. We walked over to the Pequonnock River to check out the stream. It was running really fast because of the rains of the previous night. Then we turned left to walk over to the dam holding back the waters of Bunnell's Pond.
From here we turned left again to walk over to the old skating rink and the new one they are working on. A sign says it will open in January 2006, but it looks like all they have up in the skeleton of the building. I don't think they are going to meet the deadline.
Walked over to the four tennis courts and then back over to the Pequonnock River. It was interesting watching the Mallard ducks and the Canada geese bobbing about in the fast current. Turned left again and walked back to our car. Dr. Patrick L. Cooney.
Dr. Patrick L. Cooney, 11/30/2005
Acer platanoides (Norway maple)
Acer rubrum (red maple)
Ailanthus altissima (tree of heaven)
Fraxinus americana (white ash)
Morus alba (white mulberry)
Platanus occidentalis (American sycamore)
Prunus serotina (black cherry)
Quercus rubra (red oak)
Alnus serrulata (smooth alder)
Cornus amomum (swamp dogwood)
Lonicera morrowii (Morrow’s honeysuckle)
Rosa multiflora (multiflora rose)
Salix sp. (willow)
Celastrus orbiculatus (Asiatic bittersweet)
Allium vineale (field garlic)
Galium sp. (bedstraw)
Lepidium virginicum (poor man’s pepper)
Linaria vulgaris (butter and eggs)
Lythrum salicaria (purple loosestrife)
Phytolacca americana (pokeweed)
Plantago lanceolata (English plantain)
Rumex acetosella (sheep sorrel)
Rumex crispus (curled dock)
Saponaria officinalis (bouncing bet)
Solanum dulcamara (bittersweet nightshade)
Verbascum thapsus (common mullein)
Juncus effusus (soft rush)
Juncus tenuis (path rush)
Setaria glauca (yellow foxtail grass)
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